The Times Hostel - College Street Reviews
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Right next to Doyle's, cool building, nice vibe.
Everything was fine but they didn't have any towels to rent left which I think it's v sad cos it's a hostel like. They should have a good few of them to spare... I had to go to Penneys and get a new one which I gave it to them when I left so hopefully none will be left with no towels anymore...
The only good thing was the location. It's super noisy and we couldn't sleep at all because of street noise. Toilets were dirty and the blind was broken, so everyone could see you from the street when you were in the toilet or having a shower. Breakfast was poor since there were lots of people and no one would replace jam, milk and basic products. There were pancakes only for the first 20 people or so. We were more than 50. There wasn't even a place to seat. I wouldn't recommend it.
Perfect location - right in the centre - helpful staff, huge 8-bed room, great value for that money!
Great facility, location, and price. It's about a 3 minute walk from the train station, and we got free dinner and breakfast for 9 euro/night. Maybe it was just the time of year, but nearly the entire visitor population of the hostel was French-speaking
If you have any questions or want to know what to do in Dublin (and outside of it), the staff we met were amazing and incredibly helpful. There's a pub downstairs called Doyle's, which is relatively cheaper than elsewhere with a healthy mix of locals and tourists (usually from the hostel). If looking for a tour the Viking free tour is amazing - make sure, if possible, get Joe (who lives and breathes Irish history).
Great location in Dublin city centre, easy to get number 16 bus from the airport to just around the corner from the hostel. Young girls on reception were helpful, even offering me an umbrella to use in the downpour outside. Guinness storehouse 20 min walk away, and a free walking tour leaves from down the road. Rooms spacious, and Wednesdays there is a free dinner the hostel kindly puts on to the first 40 people who sign up. Kitchen doubles as the common room also. Street noise is very loud!
Great location and staff were brilliant and helpful. Bathrooms not so good though, we were there for 3 nights and the bathroom wasn't cleaned once and between 10 of you in a dorm it did get dirty and should be cleaned daily. There should also be some more bathroom facilities in another part of the hostel as it is difficult in the mornings. Kitchen was adequate and breckfast was fine, pancakes were a lovely touch. Common area was very small and could have been better but ok.
Great location in Dublin city centre, easy to get the number 16 bus from the airport to just around the corner from the hostel. Young girls on reception were helpful, even offering me an umbrella to use in the downpour outside. Guinness storehouse 20 min walk away, and a free walking tour leaves from down the road. Rooms spacious, and Wednesdays there is a free dinner the hostel kindly puts on to the first 40 people who sign up. Kitchen doubles as the common room also. Street noise is quite hig
the hostel was dirty and noisy with rude staff, the kitchen was cold and dirty and crowded
It was very good, especially the location!
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
The female-only suite is at the top of the building and is very safe, clean, and quiet. There are two lockers you can use for your stuff if no one else has claimed them, although you'll need a lock. Downsides were no elevator, minimal breakfast, and the wifi only reaches to the first two floors. But the value for the money is amazing and it's very centrally located.
The staff was great and location was ideal. We had a private full bed room right next to the stairway. The bed was not very comfortable and the stairway was creaky. We also tried to rent towels, but they were out, so they gave us sheets. Not the worst thing in the world, but obviously not ideal. Overall, the experience was fine - we felt safe and were happy to be traveling!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
My only complaint would be that they advertise towels to rent, but had none available. So, bring your own towels and you're golden!
That was the loudest hostel I stayed at in Ireland, not because of the people, the traffic is horrible. It's on the corner of the busiest road, ear plugs are recommended to take. The staff always seems to be so busy and is not really interested in giving advices.... There are better hostels in Dublin!!!!
Fantastic location! Not a party place, if you want hostel parties look elsewhere. But for exploring Dublin: no better place, and very affordable. Bring ear buds though, since street noise may keep you out of your sleep if your room is streetside, though.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. There's absolutely nothing negative I could think of. It's max. 5 min away from Temple bar, opposite of Trinity College, so in the heart of Dublin. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were quite big for a hostel, even with a small sitting area. The bathroom was also big and clean. A huge and well equipped kitchen was on first floor. WiFi connection in the kitchen as well as in my room. Sockets next to each bed.... I could go on forever.
Some staff are really helpful and patient in answering all questions from anyone. I like that fact that they show passion in their work.
This is truly a youth hostel, not very much comfort. We had to leave very early, and there was no one in the reception, and we had to get our desposits back from the rented towel. So we had to look around in the hole hostel for personal, so we barely catched our plan!!!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)